Ficus pumila var. awkeotsang

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Ficus pumila var. awkeotsang
Awkeotsang Makino Corner.JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Moraceae
Genus: Ficus
Species: F. pumila
Variety: F. p. var. awkeotsang
Trinomial name
Ficus pumila var. awkeotsang
(Makino) Corner

Ficus pumila var. awkeotsang is a member of the fig family and a variety of Ficus pumila.[1] The plant is sometimes grown in close proximity to Betel nut palms thus providing a tall trunk, which the fig uses as a support to climb.[2][3]



The main use of this plant is its fruit seed, which is harvested to make aiyu jelly (known as ice jelly in Singapore). The jelly, when combined with sweeteners and lemon or lime juice is a favorite snack in Taiwanese night markets, Taiwanese farmers' markets and Singapore hawker centres.


  1. ^ Global Project Based Learning Forum and Exhibition. "PRECIOUS PLANTS AROUND US". Retrieved 2008-01-30. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ 王秋美. "可愛的果實——愛玉與薜荔的私密世界". 中華民國國立自然科學博物館. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  3. ^ "Taxon: Ficus pumila L. var. awkeotsang (Makino) Corner". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area. Retrieved 2008-02-25.